Who should buy the Fresh Foam Beacon

The New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon is a neutral running shoe that’s made for the roads and for a variety of activities like speed training and racing. This shoe is ideal for you if:

  • You are a neutral pronator looking for a shoe that is compatible with all-day wear 
  • You want a cushioned long-distance running shoe that fits any type of footstrike pattern

New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon fresh foam print

Updates to the New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon

  • Engineered knit upper for a lightweight yet secure coverage
  • Fresh Foam underfoot cushioning in a full-length build to efficiently carry the foot throughout the running session
  • Blown rubber outsole that is strategically placed on high-wear areas for increased durability

New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon NB logo

Sufficient surface traction with the Fresh Foam Beacon

Blown rubber is the material that’s used in the outsole unit of the New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon. It’s only placed in areas that are most prone to wear, specifically the lateral side of the heel and the medial side of the forefoot. Its tasks are to protect against damage and to provide surface traction.

New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon blown rubber

The rest of the outsole is comprised of ground-contact foam. The textured surface heightens grip while shallow grooves enable flexibility.

New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon ground contact foam

A soft and springy ride from Fresh Foam

The Fresh Foam cushioning unit composes the midsole of the New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon. This full-length material offers a soft and springy ride. And though it looks like it has a substantial thickness, it doesn’t hold a lot of weight. This material is also present in the midsole of the NB Zante series and other popular New Balance running shoes.

New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon fresh foam

This midsole foam offers a featherweight feel while effectively dispersing landing impact. This foam is lighter than the usual midsole foam and aims to provide long-lasting cushioning throughout the run. 

An adaptable upper coverage

The engineered knit upper offers a soft and breathable wrap. This material is also lightweight. It’s capable of bending with the foot, thereby facilitating an in-shoe experience that adapts to the gait cycle.

New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon engineered knit

The overlay system is made of synthetic prints that bolster some sections of the upper, namely the eyelets and the sides. These thin add-ons help in maintaining the structural integrity of the façade.

New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon overlays

The tongue and collar of the New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon are padded. These parts of the shoe are responsible for holding the foot in place and preventing it from wobbling or exiting the foot-chamber accidentally. They also offer additional cushioning for comfort.

New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon tongue and collar

The shoe has a lace-up closure, which offers the foot a secure, comfortable lockdown. Runners can easily adjust the laces to achieve the right fit. There are extra eyelets to further secure the midfoot.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 213g / Women 177g
Drop: 6mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon v3
Collection: New Balance Fresh Foam
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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